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How To Host The Perfect French Apéro At Home

Live the French joie de vivre with the French apéro. L’apéro is a pre-dinner ritual involving cocktails together with small plates of light snacks and nibbles to welcome the early hours of the night.

Centred around spending time relaxing with friends and winding down to enjoy the simplicity of life, you can incorporate this activity right in the comfort of your own home. Vive l’apéro!

What to drink at a French Apéro?

Traditionally, French apéro usually serves s light alcoholic drinks, such as white wine, rosé or sweet wine. The Vintage Wine Club and Wine Selection are French wine retailers dedicated to wine-lovers with their expansive portfolio of exclusive brands. You can discover a bottle of new French wine and sip your way through the regions of France with their wide selection.

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For a more adventurous option, House Of Rum invites to you to discover ISAUTIER product range. At a crossroad of traditions and modernity, you can find unique flavoured rums (Rhums Arrangés) such as Banana Flamblée, a combination of banana and spicy flavours together with rum.

What To Eat at a French Apéro?

Apéro is all about enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Food preparation should be minimal. Focus on food that can be shared, so think small plates rather than one or two main dishes. No one should be cooking in the kitchen!

Charcuterie

A charcuterie board is an easy and elegant way to impress your guests without much preparation needed. Building a charcuterie is essentially putting together different elements of textures and flavours, appealing to palates of all kinds. You will discover contrasting flavours like the sweetness from the figs that pairs well with the saltiness of Jambon de Bayonne.

So Chic Tip– For the best quality of meat, we recommend going to a speciality store with a wider selection of meats.

You can’t have French Apéro without the quintessential French Cheese! A cheese board is a simple assemble of variety of each type of cheese varying in textures and origin of milk. When in doubt, crowd pleasers such as camembert or comté will keep everyone satisfied. Arrange the cheese according to intensity and don’t forget to serve alongside some bread, nuts and olives.

So Chic Tip– Cheese is best served at room temperature, allow the cheese to sit for 30 minutes before serving!

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